The College of Arts and Communication welcomes D. Michele Ellis-Thomas, M.C.A.T., M.S. in Forensic Medicine, B.F.A., ATR as our new Program Director in Art Therapy. Michele is joining WLU as an Assistant Professor charged with the creation of an Art Therapy program for the Department of Journalism, Communication Studies and Visual Art. She holds a B.F.A. from Sam Houston State University, a M.F.A. from Drexel Hahnemann Medical and Graduate University, and M.F.A. from Philadelphia Osteopathic School of Medicine. More information about Michele can be found on her faculty biography page.

The Art Therapy track at West Liberty was made possible by a generous grant from the Schenk Foundation. West Liberty is working to create the only undergraduate program for Art Therapy in the State of West Virginia.